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Resources for Male Survivors

letstalkaboutrape:

I posted last week asking people if they knew of some good resources for male victims of sexual assault. Here is the list people came up with:

www.malesurvivor.org

www.violenceunsilenced.com

www.rainn.org

www.pandys.org

www.1in6.org

www.soulspeakout.org

Thanks everyone.

emilyvalenza:

incidentalcomics:

The Shape of Ideas

all good things to remember when planning lessons for the year.

lennykravitzscarf:

a cop just threatened to shoot the livestream operator in the face please continue to boost the stream links all over so that these journalists life and death efforts reach as many people as possible

llttlemermaid:

dreadqueer:

Reports of mcdonalds being broken into and looted need to take into account why

thank you for this

llttlemermaid:

dreadqueer:

Reports of mcdonalds being broken into and looted need to take into account why

thank you for this

anarcho-queer:

Captain Johnson Breaks Promise, Uses Tear Gas And Military Vehicles Against Ferguson Protesters

August 17th, 2014

Captain Johnson broke a direct promise he made on Saturday when officers and SWAT under his control broke up the night’s demonstration using military-like vehicles and tear gas while enforcing a midnight curfew.

Johnson insisted at a press conference earlier in the day that those methods would not be used.

We won’t enforce it with trucks, we won’t enforce it with tear gas. We’ll communicate. We’ll talk about, you know what, it’s time to go home,” Johnson told a boisterous crowd.

But shortly after midnight, when the curfew went into effect, riot police equipped with rifles, shields and five armored vehicles, shot tear gas and smoke grenades to disperse defying protesters chanting “No Justice, No Curfew”.

It was initially unclear whether tear gas or smoke was volleyed. Police spokesmen on the ground told reporters there that the anti-riot agent they were using was merely smoke.

But several reporters tweeted pictures of the canisters they picked off the ground which showed that riot CS smoke was being used.

Credit

raze-occam:

To be clear: this is not just an issue of police brutality

This is specifically an issue of police brutality against black people

Mike Brown was shot simply for being black. Most of the protesters were black. Most of the journalists who were arrested were also black (or at least nonwhites)

This is pretty much entirely about race and if you ignore that you’re missing the point entirely

scinerds:

msnbc:


"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

I just want to note that Melissa shows only men in her slide reel, but was accurate in saying a Black person was killed nearly every week. In that same time frame, girls as young as 7 years old, and women as old as 92 years old, have been shot to death by police and vigilantes and received little to no justice.
In 2012, it was estimated that a Black person was extrajudicially murdered by police and vigilantes in the United States every 28 hours, and that these numbers may under reported. It is rare to see a conviction that sticks, and many of these murderers go free or back to their “jobs” to continue terrorizing innocent citizens.

scinerds:

msnbc:

"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

I just want to note that Melissa shows only men in her slide reel, but was accurate in saying a Black person was killed nearly every week. In that same time frame, girls as young as 7 years old, and women as old as 92 years old, have been shot to death by police and vigilantes and received little to no justice.

In 2012, it was estimated that a Black person was extrajudicially murdered by police and vigilantes in the United States every 28 hours, and that these numbers may under reported. It is rare to see a conviction that sticks, and many of these murderers go free or back to their “jobs” to continue terrorizing innocent citizens.

We criticize dictators for quelling dissent and silencing protestors with tactics like curfews, we’ll certainly speak out when it’s happening in our own backyard," he said. "The people of Ferguson have the right to protest peacefully the lack of accountability for Michael Brown’s shooting.
Amnesty International sending team to Ferguson. First time it’s deployed inside the US. (via soulsinsolidarity)
umbrie1:

postwhitesociety:

xxrhian:

this makes me sooo sick. 

and that second headline reads as if michael shot the officer

Take notes. There’s a reason they use the language they do when talking about a black person being shot versus a white person.It is worded to evoke certain imagery in our minds. Why do you think these headlines say “black man shot by police after struggle” versus “unarmed teenager shot multiple times by officers”. Notice the choice of language. What do you think of when you hear a black man struggled with police before he was shot? You assume he was being aggressive and initiated the conflict. But that is far from what happened with Michael Brown. He was walking down the street with his friend, another unarmed teenager. Think about this. Think about what you read/hear from the media before you think you know the story.

umbrie1:

postwhitesociety:

xxrhian:

this makes me sooo sick. 

and that second headline reads as if michael shot the officer

Take notes. There’s a reason they use the language they do when talking about a black person being shot versus a white person.
It is worded to evoke certain imagery in our minds. Why do you think these headlines say “black man shot by police after struggle” versus “unarmed teenager shot multiple times by officers”. Notice the choice of language. What do you think of when you hear a black man struggled with police before he was shot? You assume he was being aggressive and initiated the conflict. But that is far from what happened with Michael Brown. He was walking down the street with his friend, another unarmed teenager. Think about this. Think about what you read/hear from the media before you think you know the story.

thebluelip-blondie:

femalevillain:

hey someone organized a wishlist of things for the protestors in ferguson (stuff like gas masks, food, drinks, umbrellas, earplugs, etc.) so help out if you can!!

if you can afford to buy something from the list pleas do if not please reblog this